Brian’s Caramel Apples
Serves 4 to 6

Prep time: 5 minutes; cooking time: 15 to 20 minutes

  • 2 cups raw sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • Seeds from 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 to 4 Granny Smith apples, sliced, cored with skin (can substitute your favorite apple)
  • Garnishes – chopped nuts, chocolate chips (optional)


  1. In large pot, add sugar and water; bring to boil over medium-high heat; stir w/wooden spoon until sugar dissolves.
  2. Slowly stir in cream.
  3. Add vanilla seeds and lemon juice.
  4. Reduce heat to low; stir occasionally while simmering until mixture reduces to caramel consistency; turn off heat.
  5. Drizzle caramel on top of apple slices or dip slices in caramel until slices are well coated.
  6. Sprinkle nuts and chocolate chips on top of caramel apple slices (let your kids do this).
  7. Place slices on pan lined w/wax paper then chill slices in frig until caramel is set (at least 15 minutes).
  8. Enjoy!